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Discipline Priest Macros & Addons - Battle for Azeroth 8.3
2020/01/13 at 10:49 PM
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Macros and Addons provide many quality-of-life improvements in WoW, allowing players to improve how information is displayed in-game or automate decision-making to optimize performance.
In this guide, we will go over useful Discipline Priest macros for World of Warcraft: , explain how to make your own macros, and cover some of the best Discipline Priest addons for both hardcore raiders and general players alike. Whether you're looking for specialized Discipline Priest macros to help you gain a competitive edge, or creating a custom user interface to expand your view of the game world, this page will help get you started with some of the most popular choices within the Discipline Priest community.
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Macros are simple, in-game tools which allow you to sequence spells together, create custom names and icons, cast different abilities depending on whether the target is friendly or hostile, define targeting conditions, and much, much more. While the amount of options can be complex, making them is easy, so in this section we'll go over how to set them up yourself.
To open the in-game Macro interface, type "/macro" or "/m".
Choose between the General and Character-specific macro tabs. Then click the "New" button on the macro window.
Choose a Name and an Icon so you can easily recognize your macro, then click "Okay."
Select your new macro and use the text editor below to tell it what to do. If copying ours below, you can simply copy/paste the text in.
Click the "Save" button, and drag your macro icon onto your bars, which will allow it to be used just like any other spell from your spellbook.
To close the window, click "Exit", or just press Escape.
For more information on creating macros, including full lists of conditionals, modifiers, and other command customizations you can use, check out our full
Although it's not necessary, using mouseover macros for all of your heals is preferred. The macro for each ability looks the same except for the name of the ability.
These can be adjusted around as needed for each ability. Most spells in Disc's toolkit do not need much more than a mouseover as the one above to be able to use.
Some exceptions are an @player macro to cast specific abilities on yourself every single time.
#showtooltip Angelic Feather
/cast Angelic Feather
Finally, there also are @cursor macros which will cause certain reticule based abilities like
to instantly cast wherever your mouse is hovering instead of hitting your keybind for
then hitting left click over the location to cast it.
/cast Mass Dispel
Addons are powerful tools that can be used to both customize your gameplay experience, ranging from graphical overlays, replacement action bars, and unit/raid frames, to performance enhancements such as rotation helping spell reminders, buff/debuff tracking, popup reminders, and boss warnings. Here are some of the highly recommended and commonly used Disc Priest addons, which are certainly not required to play, but can go a long way toward increasing the information available to you in combat or simply make for a more pleasant viewing experience.
Unlike Macros, managing Addons is done outside of the game, but our
How to Install and Maintain Addons Guide
will take you step-by-step through the process.
Addons assist in presenting and highlighting specific information for the player. These are often preference based so I will detail which addons that I use and some of the common alternatives. If you would like to import my profiles for these addons (if available) you can find them
and if you would like to see the full list of addons that I personaly use you can find them
A full UI replacement. Replacing bags, action bars, and healing frames all in one system. Easy to put together and adjust as needed. You can download Elvui
Raid Frames are a key component of any healer's UI. My personal preference is the addon
as it is both aesthetically pleasing and offers a wide range of customization options. This replaces my baseline Elvui raid frames.
Another alternative to Vuhdo is
Healing and Damage Meters
is my recommended addon for displaying damage and healing meters. It also has great internal plugins for listing out previous actions.
The timing of boss abilities is imperative. Both addons below do an excellent job of displaying timers of boss abilities and allowing deep customization on displaying such information.
Deadly Boss Mods
is one of the most important addons that you'll find in the game right now. Be sure to download it and check out the Weakauras section for the recommended auras that I use.
is an excellent tool for detailing deaths on boss fights, seeing what healing (if any) an ally received before they died, allowing you as the healer to better parse out what you and your team can do to prevent future deaths!
Exorsus Raid Tools
provides many boss specific tools that have been very helpful on specific encounters throughout the expansions. Always a good addon to have in your toolkit!
is a frequently used addon to project information from the raid leader to the rest of the team.
is an extremely convenient addon that allows you to set keybinds to open up a wheel-based UI where you can select predetermined items of abilities that aren't frequently used enough to justify an individual keybind. For example, I have wheels for my Consumables, Raid Markers and Profession windows!
- Very popular all-in-one UI overhaul.
-Shows Azerite Powers available to your specialization on gear tooltips.
- Highly customizable action bars which can be moved and organized however you like.
- Replacement chatbox addon, with custom themes, fonts, and functions.
Deja Character Stats
- Adds more stats to the character panel, with customizable filters.
Elkano's Buff Bars
- Replaces the standard buff/debuff icons with ordered lists, including names and bar graph-style durations.
- World map enhancement which adds coordinates, icons, and more.
- Allows any part of the default UI to be moved around.
- A specialized radial menu style actionbar, very useful for condensing less frequently used spells that don't always need to be on your main bars.
- Makes your minimap sexy!
Shadowed Unit Frames
- Customizable player, target, and raid unit frames.
- Customize nameplates styles and add various information including buffs, debuffs and casting indicators
World Quest List
- Attaches a sortable list of active world quest lists, filtered by zone, to the edge of your map.
Combat and informational
- A lightweight, open source raid encounter addon.
Deadly Boss Mods
- A more robust encounter addon for dungeons, raids, PvP, and more.
- A highly customizable damage and healing meter
Exorsus Raid Tools
- Modular addon containing raid coordination tools for raid leaders and officers.
- Threat meter
- Helps you find gear upgrades when combined with a string from SimulationCraft
- Simplifies simming your character by generating an in-game script to paste into SimCraft or Raidbots
- A very powerful addon that can display a massive variety of information including procs, casting indicators and raid boss warnings.
Of course, these recommendations are not the only useful addons out there; there are hundreds to choose from, of every type imaginable. If you're looking for something a little different, search through
to find the right Disc Priest addons for you.
Our Disc Priest guides are always updated with the latest information from in-game experience, simulations, and logs; make sure to check our changelog to this page, by clicking on
at the top of the page. If you are interested in more in-depth Disc Priest guides for Visions of N'zoth, Battle for Azeroth's third and final content patch, make sure to browse the
below, and our list of
just beneath the
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